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2009-11-21 09:16:44

Scientists from the Marine Biogeochemistry and Geology and Geophysics sections of the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) organized and led a team of university and government scientists on an Arctic expedition to initiate methane hydrate exploration in the Beaufort Sea and determine the spatial variation of sediment contribution to Arctic climate change. Utilizing the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Polar Sea as a research platform, three cross-shelf transects were surveyed and sampled off Alaska's...

2009-09-02 14:01:45

Scientists worry that rising global temperatures accompanied by melting permafrost in arctic regions will initiate the release of underground methane into the atmosphere. Once released, that methane gas would speed up global warming by trapping the Earth's heat radiation about 20 times more efficiently than does the better-known greenhouse gas, carbon dioxide. An MIT paper appearing in the Journal of Geophysical Research online Aug. 29 elucidates how this underground methane in frozen regions...

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2009-06-15 15:02:10

The most exotic frozen cocktails on Earth won't be found in a chic restaurant or trendy bar. Scientists are mixing up these icy concoctions in a rather nondescript laboratory not much bigger than a janitor's closet. The surroundings are spartan, but the recipes they're using are out of this world. Researchers in JPL's Ice Physical Properties Laboratory are recreating the ices found on the frigid bodies that inhabit the cold, outer reaches of our solar system. The goal is to study up-close the...

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2009-02-04 15:42:12

First time release of gas, water and solids observed in an ancient geologic setting Tubeworms have been around for millions of years and the fossil record is rich with their distinctive imprints. But a discovery made by U of C scientists found that what previous researchers had labeled as tubeworms in a formation near Denver, Colorado, are actually 70 million-year-old escape hatches for methane. Tubeworms, or siboglinids, look like long lipstick tubes and have been observed in warm and cold...

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2008-11-20 12:30:00

Chemists at the University of Liverpool have developed a way of converting methane gas into a powder form in order to make it more transportable.Scientists have developed a material made out of a mixture of silica and water which can soak up large quantities of methane molecules. The material looks and acts like a fine white powder which, if developed for industrial use, might be easily transported or used as a vehicle fuel.Methane is the principal component of natural gas and can be burnt in...

2008-07-25 06:00:41

Text of report in English by South Korean newspaper Choson Ilbo website on 25 July [Original headline: "Korea To Develop Gas Hydrate Near Dokdo"] The government wants to develop gas hydrate near Dokdo [Liancourt Rocks] as a means to strengthen its dominion over the islets in the face of renewed Japanese territorial ambitions. Knowledge Economy Minister Lee Yoon-ho on Thursday told the National Assembly that development of gas hydrate near Dokdo [Liancourt Rocks] would help Korea protect...

2008-07-17 00:00:32

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/432d0e/fundamentals_of_th) has announced the addition of the "Fundamentals of the Global Oil and Gas Industry, 2008" report to their offering. Demand for energy is surging. Production of easy oil and gas will be unable to match the growing requirement. More energy means more carbon dioxide emissions - and greater climate change. The challenges facing the energy industry will determine the extent to which the world will...

2008-07-02 06:00:43

By Anonymous Gerald D. Holder, the U.S. Steel Dean of the University of Pittsburgh's Swanson School of Engineering, received the 2008 William Metcalf Award from the Engineers' Society of Western Pennsylvania (ESWP) for his lifetime achievement in engineering. The award, named after EWSP's founder, goes to an outstanding engineer in a field normally associated with Western Pennsylvania, such as steel, aluminum, coal, glass or electrical equipment.The winner receives a 12-by-1 Ainch stainless...

2007-02-08 03:00:27

By Moshfeghian, Mahmood; Bourdon, John C; Maddox, R N Because inhibitors are important in reducing formation of hydrates in gas streams, we performed a study to investigate and evaluate the accuracy of available tools that predict hydrate formation conditions in the presence of inhibitors. Gas Processing We evaluated two commercial processsimulation programs and three shortcut methods. The study covered wide ranges of pressures and inhibitor concentrations. Fig. 1 PROCESS FLOW...

2006-09-04 03:27:06

TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan geologists have confirmed the existence of more than 500 billion cubic meters of gas hydrate off the southwest coast, enough to meet the island's gas needs for over 60 years, a government geologist said on Monday. But commercial extraction is likely much more than a decade away as techniques to tap the gas are still being developed, Wang Yunshuen, section chief of the mineral resources section, at the Central Geological Survey. "For gas hydrate, every...


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